NewTek TriCaster Streaming Performing Arts Festival
NewTek and VirtualArtsTV have partnered for the WiredArts Fest, a “first of its kind, live-streamed performing arts festival.”
The festival has been created along the lines of a Fringe Festival, but online, where the audience is global, seating is unlimited and viewers can participate in live chat discussions, interact through Twitter and Facebook, while the performance is happening – all powered by TriCaster.
Following the evolution of viewers’ consumption of media, VirtualArtsTV is seizing the opportunity to give artists, producers and writers access to global audiences. The festival simultaneously provides worldwide audiences the opportunity to experience New York’s vibrant live performing arts scene.
Performances in The WiredArts Fest include Abstract Nude, written by Gwydion Suilebhan (a true digital play experience that challenges the audience to “create yourself in your own image”), Exit 12 (a NYC-based dance company whose work is based on Artistic Director Roman Baca’s service in the Marines which was recently featured on CNN), Huis Clos (following a sold-out run and performed in French with English subtitles), Alice and Elizabeth’s One Woman Show (an awarding winning real life comedy about friendship, feminism, aging and cancer) and Die: Roll to Proceed (an audience participatory choose-your-own-adventure comedy with 240 possible outcomes).
The WiredArts Fest will be streamed live via the NewTek TriCaster from The New Media Center at The Secret Theatre today through March 2. Tickets for both the in-house and online audiences are currently on sale at virtualarts.tv.